I recently picked up a couple of scented candles for my place. They were impulse purchases, as I wandered through the aisles of my local super market. Cinnamon and Vanilla, if I remember correctly. I don’t remember what I paid for them, but I remember this – they were a hell of a lot cheaper than any Yankee candle I’ve ever bought as a gift.
And that made me wonder… does it really matter what candle I buy? Yankee Candles seem to be “the” candle, and they certainly have a huge assortment of scents. I could probably stand there all day and go through the different scents, and not find one that I don’t enjoy. Everything from Christmas Tree to Warm Apple Pie. I don’t know how they do it, but whatever it is, it’s great!
But, other than a wider variety of scents (or aromas, as they’re called by Yankee Candle), is there really a huge difference? Enough to justify paying upwards of $30/candle? Do they last longer? Burn cleaner? Contain a hidden prize at the bottom? I don’t know.
Is there really a difference? A candle is a candle, right? Or is it?